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    Poly scoop grain/snow shovel for adults?

    Does anyone know why these shovels are only ever 42" long? Really great for snow removal but they wreck my back. Anything longer is wooden handle without the d-grip.

    A 50" version would be amazing. If you have used one for more than 3 or 4 hours you know what I mean.


    https://www.polyprotools.com/product...scoop-shovels/

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    you can add a d grip to those wooden ones

    Take a 48" wood/poly one, add a dgrip, and it sounds like it'd be the exact length you want.

    here's one with the d-grip already installed
    https://www.amazon.com/FOREST-HILL-M...2247831&sr=8-4
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    I guess I suck at the internet now. Thanks. The first AM Leonard link is exactly what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Does anyone know why these shovels are only ever 42" long? Really great for snow removal but they wreck my back. Anything longer is wooden handle without the d-grip.

    A 50" version would be amazing. If you have used one for more than 3 or 4 hours you know what I mean.
    Best snow shovel I've used.

    https://www.acehardware.com/departme...ushers/7465511

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    https://www.renodepot.com/en/snow-bl...yABEgLr3PD_BwE


    I can clear a double driveway & a big swath infront of & behind my house in 20 min, a 24 " self propelled model with heated grips fits between everything & I never use a shovel anymore
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    There's a certain time and place for a scoop. We get lots of wind at the places I shovel, so one side of the house is almost bare and the leeward side will have places 3' deep overnight. In places where you can't use a blower, so a scoop and time is the only real solution.

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that the issue with your back is caused by 3-4 hours of shoveling, not necessarily the length of the shovel handle. I have a firewood path and fire pit that I dig out a few times a winter and it kicks my ass regardless of what shovel I use. I'm planing to pick up a blower this spring as I'm not getting any younger.

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    Yeah, after about 3 hours my back is wrecked and then push on for another 3 hours and I'm destroyed the next day. If I use a long shovel to stand more upright it helps a lot.

    Can't believe I spent $60 to order a plastic shovel on the internet. This is what my life has come to lol.

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